On July 11, 2017, Virginia Kaczmarek, Chair of the Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network, presented the first annual Volunteer Award to Dana Graham. This traveling award, designated by BTYR steering committee members, is presented to an outstanding volunteer, donor, or supporting organization of the Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.
Northfield became an official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community on November 11, 2015. Northfield’s former Mayor, Dana Graham, was instrumental in start-up and support of becoming an official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community. Today, Dana’s leadership as a committee member and support of Northfield’s Veterans is recognized.
The BTYR network creates awareness for the purpose of connecting veterans and service members and their families with community support and resources.